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Police Arrest Suspect for Assault With a Deadly Weapon

HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – March 6, 2014- On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Hollister Police Officers arrested Michael Robert Wedekind (54) of Hollister for brandishing a handgun and assault with a deadly weapon..

At about 7:30 am on March 6, 2014, Officers responded to a report of an in progress disturbance with a suspect brandishing a handgun on the 100 block of East St. The victim reported that a suspect had just pointed a handgun at him and chased him. That suspect was identified as the victim’s neighbor, Michael Robert Wedekind.

Michael R. Wedekind

Officers arrived on scene and located Wedekind at his residence. Officers recovered a handgun allegedly used against the victim and also recovered a shotgun. During the police investigation, officers were able to review surveillance video that captured the incident in question.

It appears the incident stemmed from a civil dispute between the victim and the suspect.

Wedekind was transported to the San Benito County Jail where he was booked for possessing a handgun in public, brandishing the handgun and assault with a deadly weapon.

If anyone has information related to this investigation you can contact Officer Toribio at the Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.

Prepared by: Ray Celano, Sergeant Approved by: David Westrick, Chief of Police